Hara Sweater by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou

Hara Sweater

Knitting
March 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
744 - 1159 yards (680 - 1060 m)
To fit following sizes 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) years 62.5 (67.5, 71.25, 75, 78.75) cm / 25 (27, 28.5, 30, 31.5)” bust circumference.
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Construction notes
The Hara sweater is a compound raglan, which means that increases are worked at a variety of intervals, so as to more closely follow the shape of the body from neck to underarm. Working your sweater in this method, you can achieve a better fit than using the classic raglan increases in every second round.
This comfy sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down. First the neck ribbing is worked in the round and then the neck is shaped by working short rows back and forth. When all neck shaping is done the yoke is again worked in the round. After all raglan increases are done, sleeve sts are placed on hold to work the body first to the lower 1x1 ribbed hem. Sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves top down in the round to the 1x1 ribbed cuffs.
Hara is actually my youngest daughter’s name and it means joy in Greek. Enjoy it!

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Pattern info

Bust circumference of finished sweater
73.75 (78, 82, 84.25, 88.5) cm / 29.5 (31.25, 32.75, 33.75, 35.25)”. Intended to be worn with 9.25-11.25 cm / 3.75-4.5” of positive ease at bust.
Sample in first pictures shown in size 12 years with 9.25 cm / 3.75” positive ease at bust.

Yarn
340 (390, 450, 485, 530) g / 680 (785, 895, 970, 1060) m / 745 (860, 980, 1060, 1160) yds, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of Filcolana Peruvian Highland 100% pure wool, 136 mustard colourway, worsted weight, 50 g / 100 m / 109 yds per skein.
(Yarn for the gauge swatch is included).

Needles
-For the neckband, cuffs and hem: 3.5 mm / US 4, 80 cm or 100 cm / 32” or 40” long circular needle (using Magic loop method), or one set of dpns in the same thickness as circular for the cuffs.


-For sleeves and body: 4 mm / US 6, 80 cm or 100 cm or 120 cm / 32” or 40” or 47” long circular needle or one set of dpns in the same thickness as circular for the sleeves.

-3.5 or 4 mm / US E or G crochet hook for Provisional Cast-on (try to use one that matches your knitting needle size).


Gauge
19 sts and 30 rnds = 10 cm / 4” over garter stitch on size 4 mm / US 6 needle. Gauge swatch is worked in the round and measured after blocking.

Notions
stitch markers
row counter

blunt tapestry needle

contrast yarn of similar weight for Provisional Cast-on stitch holders or waste yarn
blocking tools
tape measure


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